Ideas - Western Tabletop Ideas
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Western Table Decorating
At some point during the planning stages of your
event the subject of linens will arise. When it does stop and think of all the
possibilities available to you before you go with standard issue tablecloths.
Remember the tops of the tables provide you with a very large surface area and
covering them with a theme tablecloth is the easiest way to change the feel of a
room. It is also the most cost effective way to decorate. Ten tables covered
with a western theme print will make a
statement that no white table cover alone can make. Get Inspired!
Make your party more
Eco-friendly by using your regular dinner plates, flatware and
glasses, even if the party is outdoors. It's more cost
efficient, creates less trash at the same time, and your
table is prettier.
Fill different sized glasses
(goblets, tumblers, wine) or glass bowls with dried split
peas, lentils and beans, set on top of up-side-down terra
cotta planters of different sizes. Beans can all be one
kind/color or layer the beans for a unique look. Place a
candle inside (soy & beeswax are more Eco-friendly).
Place silverware into Mason
Mason jars also work well for holding votive candles,
celery sticks, pickle slices, carrot sticks and etc.
Bake bread in small terra
cotta pots lined with foil and place the pots around the
tables (on wooden tongue depressors, write the name of the
bread and stick it down into the loaf), sprinkle loaves with
herbs and coarse salt.
Burlap 20 Yards
This versatile Burlap is made
of thick, coarse natural woven fabric. The burlap fabric
comes folded and measures 38 inches wide x 20 yards. The
burlap will arrive folded in a poly-bag. Use burlap to make
overlays for tables, or use to drape tables. Use burlap to make curtains,
favor bags, money bags, flour sacks ( for old fashioned sack races) & etc.. Get
Tables with burlap
Burlap material is
great for decorating tables for a Western Themed
Party. We even used it to make a valance over the
mirror at this event. For an elegant event use
burlap with white lace. Make overlays for tables and
add a runner of white lace. Burlap favor bags with
Turn medium and large terra
cotta planters up-side-down and use as risers to elevate
foods on the tables to different heights. For a decorative
accent anywhere, just stack 5 or 6 small terra cotta pots
(antiquing your pots will add an additional flair) and turn them up-side-down on the table.
You can also elevate foods on the buffet table by placing
containers on top of a
Use galvanized pails or
watering cans for flower arrangements. Tie a bow around the
pail using raffia or jute instead of ribbon.
Sapling trees make great
favors and can be used as centerpieces prior to giving to
guests. Just cover the pot they are in with burlap fabric
and tie with raffia or jute. At the end of the night the
person sitting at the table with the closest birthday to
your event date, gets to take the tree home and plant it.
Place small bowl in the inside of
an upside down
Cowboy Hats. Fill it with
salsa and add chips. Do several of these with different
degrees of "hot".
Serve drinks in the Mason jar mugs with handles.
Cowbells make great accent pieces for tables, tie
wheat to the handles and accent with gingham ribbon or strips of bandana or denim fabric.
Use kid size boots with wild flowers inside for centerpieces.
Shape barbwire into hearts, boots and other
shapes and attached to a wood base, they made a great table accents.
For a unique gift table, use a small antique brass bed covered with a Quilt.
Ice beer down in galvanized
tubs or cover a keg with a barrel.
Add an authentic Western touch
with great table decorating ideas. A great table setting is
a fantastic way to create the ambiance your party deserves.
Wendy's Western table setting shows you
how to decorate using several of great items.
Red, black, yellow & white color scheme.
Cover tables with red
linen tablecloths and place a black & white cowhide patterned overlay on top. Use
galvanized buckets with bouquets of yellow and white daisies or wildflowers for centerpieces
Straw Bales topped with daisies or wildflowers. Place pint size Mason jars & smaller jelly jars with red votive candles
on tables. Use red chair covers with black chair ties. Tie raffia around the back of the chair and accent by
bandana into the knot. Use silver flatware, black plates, red napkins with a raffia tie, and clear wine glasses with black stems
to accent the tables. Use wine glasses with a
tucked down inside for a napkins.
Blue, White, Yellow & White Color Scheme.
Cover tables with Blue & white checked tablecloths.
Place a red hurricane lantern (or Mason Jar with a candle)
in the center of the table and accent with a garland of yellow, orange & blue flowers.
Set the table with blue speckled enamelware for plates (rent
from party rental company or purchase at camping supply
store). Yellow napkins are lovely with this design. Tie blue napkins with raffia, add a
sheriff's badge as an accent. Use red wood folding chairs.
Instead of traditional reception hall tables, use picnic tables, cover with
table covers or
red or blue gingham
Ideas for using
Bandanas in decorating.
make great napkins.
Tuck a bandana down into a wine glass to
accent your table or fold &
tie with raffia.
Tie raffia around a chair back and tuck a
bandana into the knot.
Use bandanas for favor containers, tie with raffia and add a
sheriff's badge for an accent.
down the center of a table to create a table runner.
Use long banquet (picnic style) tables, add a blue or denim tablecloth as the
under cloth. Take 6 yellow or red bandanas
to use as an overlay. Start at the middle of the table, placing one set(2)
bandanas in the
center of the table (open the bandanas, take one corner and place so the point is at the center of the table, then drape the rest of the bandana over the side of the table. Place the second bandana on the opposite side of the table slightly overlapping the points at the center of the table) . Place another set of bandanas to the right & left of the center set. Once you have done this, you will see two diamond shapes on the top of the table where the blue
under cloth shows through. Place a red hurricane lantern (available in camping
gear section of sports stores for about $5.00) into each diamond shape. If
you desire add a garland of wildflowers around the base of each lantern.
Create a real Hoedown Table with cowboy table decorations. Give your tables some kick by using
as place card
for each guest or as table name card holders. Hang
foil cowboy boot balloons around the room and attach to
straw bales Add gingham or denim ribbon and berries.
BOOT SQUARE DANCE
CONFETTI will add some
pizzazz to your tables.
Western Lantern Each
A galvanized bucket, filled with daisies and a hurricane globe
make an attractive centerpiece. Accent with Jelly jars, some with
votive candles and others with small drop-in bouquets.
Straw Bales, wagon wheels, wash
tubs, cowhide fabric and
bandanas. Set figurines of cows,
horses, or wrought iron figures of cowboys on the table.
Create a buckboard table from two
banquet tables, the seat from an old buggy and wagon wheels.
Makes a cute gift table or turn it into a Chuckwagon food table
by constructing a canopy at the end of the wagon (remove buggy
seat) Secure 3 heavy wires or hoops, about 1 foot apart, over
tables and cover the wires with burlap.
Use picnic tables, cover with a
table cloth (white, blue, denim). Place a
bandana in the center of a
table. Tie strips of bandana fabric together to use as a runner
down the center of the tables. Place flowers into
Turn bushel baskets on there
side and let chips spill out. Cover baskets with twinkle
lights. Rent a cactus from a prop shop or place an
inflatable cactus on the buffet table.
Rent a Chuckwagon frame to use on a